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Study Reveals, Champagne Bubbles Could Prompt New Acheivements In The … – Capitalberg


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Study Reveals, Champagne Bubbles Could Prompt New Acheivements In The
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According to the researchers, the behavior of champagne bubbles could prompt new achievements in the power-generation industry. When a champagne bottle is uncorked, the pressure of the fluid quickly escapes, and the air pockets experience a …
Could Champagne Bubbles Help Solve The Future Of Energy?Science World Report
The AIP Speculates Over Champagne Bubbles As Inspiration for Energy SystemsPioneer News
Champagne Helps Researchers Better Understand Energy EfficiencyNews Every day
American Live Wire -Headlines & Global News -ValueWalk
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:52 pm

North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages – Fox News


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North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages
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North Korea experienced a massive Internet outage Monday, and some researchers and web watchers speculated that the country's online connections could be under cyberattack. The Internet outage comes less than a week after the U.S. vowed an …
Offline: North Korea Suffers Widespread Internet OutageNBCNews.com
North Korea has Internet outage; hacking may be to blame: US expertReuters
Internet in North Korea Offline After Apparent AttackPC Magazine
ABC News -Huffington Post
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:43 pm

Google’s prototype car ready, but it’s more VW Beetle than Porsche – PCWorld


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Google's prototype car ready, but it's more VW Beetle than Porsche
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If you were hoping for a cooler look for Google's car, you'll have to settle for cute. The search giant has unveiled a finalized version of its self-driving concept car, which it calls “our first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving,”. While it gave few details …
Google looks for partners as it unveils autonomous car prototypeComputerworld
Google shows off its first complete self-driving carCNET
Google's self-driving car takes a big step forwardFortune
PC Magazine -USA TODAY -The Verge
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:34 pm

New Microsoft site targets users looking to switch from MacBook to Surface Pro – Apple Insider


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New Microsoft site targets users looking to switch from MacBook to Surface Pro
Apple Insider
While it was Apple who for years targeted Windows switchers to the Mac platform, the tables have turned as now Microsoft is now the underdog, focusing its efforts on trying to win over MacBook users with its Surface Pro hybrid computers. In its latest effort to …
New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 site aimed at MacBook convertsSlashGear
Microsoft Launches Site to Lure MacBook Switchers to Surface Pro 3Mac Rumors
Microsoft wants MacBook users to switch to Surface Pro 3The Next Digit
The Capital Wide -Modern Readers -The Fuse Joplin
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:17 pm

Check Out NASA’s Orion Re-Entry Video – PC Magazine


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Check Out NASA's Orion Re-Entry Video
PC Magazine
NASA has been extremely busy in the waning days of 2014, testing its long-haul Orion spacecraft for the first time, prepping for its next round of commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS), and even getting jiggy with its traditional …
Orion's Homecoming And The Release Of The Mission's RecordingCapital OTC
Orion returns to Florida: What's next for NASA space capsule?Christian Science Monitor
NASA's Ikhana UAS Captures Orion SplashdownInside GNSS
New York Daily News -University Herald -The Capital Wide
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 8:37 pm

NASA image captures x-rays streaming off the sun – Washington Post


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NASA image captures x-rays streaming off the sun
Washington Post
The sun isn't a smooth, contained ball of plasma. It's actually got radiation shooting off it all willy-nilly, all the time. But it's never looked quite as lovely as it does in the image above. The picture was made using observations taken by NASA's Nuclear …
NASA's Black Hole X-Ray Hunter Could Solve Solar MysteryDiscovery News
Sun fires off massive solar flareChristian Science Monitor
Phenomena:National Geographic
Nature World News -Boing Boing -Mother Nature Network
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 8:27 pm

North Korea threatens White House and Pentagon if punished for Sony hack – Inland Empire News


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North Korea threatens White House and Pentagon if punished for Sony hack
Inland Empire News
North Korea warned that any U.S. punishment over the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment would lead to damage “thousands of times greater,” with targets including the White House and Pentagon. The U.S. takes such threats “very seriously,” …

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 8:06 pm

What Yellowstone’s Thermal Springs looked like before humans contaminated … – Washington Post


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What Yellowstone's Thermal Springs looked like before humans contaminated
Washington Post
The bright, jewel-toned colors of Yellowstone's Thermal Springs have attracted many tourists since the area became the nation's first national park in 1872. But the water's incredible hues actually came about because humans dumped so much stuff into the …
Yellowstone's striking springs explainedSlashGear
Yellowstone's colorful geothermal pools used to be plain blueUPI.com
Pollution Gave Yellowstone's Thermal Springs Unique ColorValueWalk
Los Angeles Times -Macro Insider -University Herald
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 7:26 pm

Next Cadillac CTS-V will reach 200 mph – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Next Cadillac CTS-V will reach 200 mph
USA TODAY
DETROIT — The third generation of Cadillac's CTS-V will debut at the North American International Auto Show here next month and based on a sneak preview, it should put BMW and Mercedes-Benz on notice. To sum it up, its top speed is 200 miles per hour.
2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon First Test Fourth Time's a Quick CharmMotor Trend

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 6:18 pm

These guys say we’ll have Elon Musk’s super-fast Hyperloop within 10 years – Quartz


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These guys say we'll have Elon Musk's super-fast Hyperloop within 10 years
Quartz
A team of 100 engineers from places like NASA, SpaceX, and Boeing have joined forces to try to turn Elon Musk's ambitious Hyperloop high-speed train concept into reality. Brought together by crowdsourcing-meets-crowdfunding company JumpStartFund, …
Hyperloop Sees 600 MPH LA-To-San Francisco Run By 2025International Business Times
Hyperloop Transit Could Be Running in 10 YearsDiscovery News
Hyperloop Update 2014: Could the Technology Be Available by 2020?Latin Post
WCNC -Top Tech News -ValueWalk
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 5:12 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

North Korea has Internet outage; hacking may be to blame: U.S. expert

A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said, adding that the reason for the problems was not known. "For the past 24 hours North Korea's connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline," said Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at New Hampshire-based Dyn Research. "There's either a benign explanation – their routers are perhaps having a software glitch; that’s possible. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:45 pm

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the studio has pulled. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:34 am

U.S. says North Korea call for joint probe of Sony hack ‘absurd’

U.S. Ambassador Power speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Policy Conference in WashingtonUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Washington's U.N. envoy on Monday dismissed as absurd North Korean demands for a joint U.S.-North Korean investigation of the hacking of Sony Pictures and threats of retaliation if the United States refused. "It is exactly the kind of behavior we have come to expect from a regime that threatened to take 'merciless countermeasures' against the U.S. over a Hollywood comedy, and has no qualms about holding tens of thousands of people in harrowing gulags," Ambassador Samantha Power said. "It is incumbent on the Security Council to consider the (U.N. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:35 pm

South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, raising alarm

By Meeyoung Cho and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, the company said on Monday, sharply raising concerns about safeguards around nuclear facilities in a country that remains technically at war with North Korea. The Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) and the government said only “non-critical” data was stolen by the hackers, and that there was no risk to nuclear installations, including the country’s 23 atomic reactors. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:36 am

U.S. FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday paused until January 12 its informal 180-day countdown for the review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc over delays in document submission. The FCC said Time Warner Cable had withheld thousands of documents that the agency requested based on an inappropriate claim of attorney-client privilege and late submissions of those documents would significantly slow down the review. (Reporting by Alina Selyukh)

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:18 pm

Uber business model faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan, Chinese mega city

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridBy Michael Gold and Adam Jourdan TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that it and its drivers are not appropriately licensed, adding to a string of official complaints aimed at the fast-growing U.S. start-up. Uber has been subject to similar action in economies as varied as Thailand and Spain. …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:40 am

N.Korea’s Internet appears to collapse after Sony hack

Workers remove a poster-banner for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood, California, December 18, 2014 a day after Sony announced it had no choice but to cancel the movie's Christmas release and pull it from theaters due to a credible threatNorth Korea's weak Internet links appear to have been crippled by a major outage, cyber experts said Monday, suggesting the country's network could be under attack after the hacking of Sony Pictures. Pyongyang's apparent connection woes came after US President Barack Obama vowed to retaliate for the cyber assault on the Hollywood studio blamed by the FBI on the isolated Asian nation. While US officials refused to confirm whether Washington had already taken any action against Pyongyang, they did call for compensation for Sony which — following threats against movie-goers — pulled the Christmas Day debut of the comedy action film "The Interview," which lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. "If they want to help here they could admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages that they caused," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:45 pm

As dust clears, what’s next for Sony?

FILE - This Dec. 19, 2014 file photo shows an exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif. As the dust clears in the Sony hacking attack that has been delivering more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, Sony and others involved are trying to move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)ATLANTA (AP) — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:40 pm

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.” The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:39 pm

DirecTV launches internet TV for $8 per month, but it’s all in Spanish

DirecTV launches internet TV for $8 per month, but it's all in Spanish

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:38 pm